The Afghanistan Papers! The Afghanistan Papers! Everyone is talking about the Afghanistan Papers! These "incredible" documents must be full of "explosive revelations" about the US-led NATO invasion and 18-year presence in Afghanistan, right?
The documents are a bombshell. So why do so few news outlets care?
Why are we still in Afghanistan? Because our policies make failure inescapable
"We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan. We didn't know what we were doing." So said Gen. Douglas Lute, who oversaw the US war on Afghanistan under Presidents Bush and Obama.
This wasn't just a matter of omitting some unflattering facts. This was about bald-faced lying about a war they knew was a disaster from almost day one.
So now we know that which many of us long surmised. The generals lied, repeatedly; in fact, the whole damn Afghan War was a lie.
I remember the day I broke. I was a young captain in command of an 82-man cavalry troop in the heart of Taliban country--in Kandahar, Afghanistan--and I was deep into one of my regular manic episodes.
They Couldn't Have Done It Without Lapdogs Like the Washington Post
The Pentagon cannot be pleased with the Washington Post today. That's because the Post has just disclosed a mountain of previously secret documentary evidence within the military showing that the Pentagon has been intentionally lying for years abou
For 18 years, US government officials - from the generals up to presidents - have knowingly lied to the American people about the Afghanistan war. As billions were being flushed away or stuffed into the pockets of corrupt officials, the news for tho
Afghanistan - "US officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it." More on this below.
- three months after Trump pulled plug on negotiations
Profiles in Absurdity: Remembering the 'Terror' Wars
President Trump on Thursday made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, his first as president, to visit troops for the Thanksgiving holiday.
"I was not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States nor did I have knowledge of the attacks. There exists a government within a government within the United States. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these at
SecDef: Afghan mission has not changed
A young American soldier in Afghanistan is disturbed by his commanding officer's behavior and is faced with a moral dilemma. Releases October 25, 2019
Over the past week, Afghanistan saw the 18 year anniversary of the 2001 US invasion, starting an occupation that continues to this day. This means every child in Afghanistan was born in a country at war, and has never known an Afghanistan at peace.
Preliminary count suggests lowest participation since 2001, with accusations of fraud
As America's longest war drags on, some Beltway denizens argue that it can be sustained for decades more.
Mr. President: For those of your supporters who genuinely believe in the non-interventionist segment of an America First policy, there could be no better news than your sacking of John Bolton.
A U.S. drone attack killed 30 pine nut farmers and wounded at least 40 others in Afghanistan Wednesday night, the latest killing of innocent civilians by American forces as the "war on terror" enters its 19th year.
Village informed officials of harvest season weeks in advance
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31, officials said. Ghani was present at the venue but was unh
Snatching war from the jaws of peace, the long-worked on peace deal negotiated between the US and Taliban leaders has apparently been tossed into the trash can and the US will return to its 18 year losing battle in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan = On Sunday, Pompeo called talks with the Taliban dead, no agreement forthcoming without "significant commitments" from its authorities.
Those hoping for a US withdrawal from Afghanistan after 18 years of pointless war and a new peace deal with the Taliban are going to be disappointed. According to press reports, the US will be keeping more troops in Afghanistan than it is removing. W
The U.S. military footprint in a client state becomes as permanent as if it were encased in concrete. Afghanistan is merely the latest arena in which that model is being used.
Deal is pending President Trump's approval